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An extremely poignant place to visit with excellent signposting about the mine itself and the big explosion which killed 65 men and boys in 1896. A lot of buildings and twisted old machinery parts litter the site and it is well worth a visit to...More
This was really interesting with lots of interesting facts and explains what happened in New Zealands worst mining disaster. We spent an easy hour even though it was a freezing day. Very beautiful scenery.
A really good historical site with full details of the mining past. Awesome bridge across the river and a detailed account of the mining disaster of 1896. Well preserved remnants of a past which opened up the area.
This is a free walk around the site. The bridge across the Grey River is amazing. A little slice of sad NZ History. We went when it was slightly rainy and cold - would be betters suited to look around on a fine day. Well...More
On the way back from Lake Brunner called into the Brunner Mine Site attraction. Heaps of local history here being one of the main coal mining sites for many of years. Well done to the local community that have brought this site back to life...More
What an amazing site. Very well laid out walkway with lots of pictures and detailed information. Very easy to picture what it was like. Sad to think about the disaster. Interesting to see the ruins and leftovers of the industry. Feels like some true history...More
A fascinating look into the mining and brick-making history of the region. Some heart-wrenching stories of disaster and bravery coupled with remnants of the old works and mines. Toilets also available which is a good plus. Unmanned and totally free, open any time.
It was a lovely sunny day with a clear blue sky which made this walk more enjoyable. Very interesting place with lots of information about the Mine and Mr Brunner! We stopped on the far side first and then at the main part of the...More